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Robot Voix: Comment faire n'importe quel circuit de conversation. This project is based on a new text to speech converter IC (pic 1) which allows any microcontroller to serially send text words or sentences to it.

Robot Voix: Comment faire n'importe quel circuit de conversation

The converter chip will then convert the text to a robotic speech. Commands can be sent to the IC to vary its speed, volume and pitch of speech. There are three methods which can be used to make circuits talk: 1. If your circuit is large enough, you can simply make the Talking Module (pic 2) and interface it to your existing circuit. 2. 3. The Voice controller has inputs that can interface with most circuits to have it play speech when the circuit is turned on or off, when a voltage reaches a certain level, or if it has been touched by a human hand.

RoboVoice Text to Speech IC. Robots doux: Faites un muscle artificiel bras et la pince. I am convinced that soft robots are the way to finally create inexpensive and flexible robots that can work well with humans.

Robots doux: Faites un muscle artificiel bras et la pince

They may make possible the first really practical robots for everyday use. Soft robots use flexible materials to create the frame and actuators of the robot. The artificial air muscles for the hand and arm are made from Oogoo, an inexpensive mix of silicone caulk and corn starch that can be cast into many shapes. For this robot, the Oogoo was cast into layers to create stacked air bladders that can be expanded or contracted with pressure or vacuum. A standard infrared universal remote can control individual muscles or pre-programmed sequences. This is a tethered robot that has 11 air lines connected that power the air muscles. Les 100 robots qui comptent. Du bras industriel au robot compagnon, les roboticiens développent tous azimuts pour répondre à des demandes de plus en plus diverses.

Les 100 robots qui comptent

Agilité, diversité des capteurs, capacité d’interaction, facultés d’apprentissage et polyvalence… Sur ces critères qui qualifieront les champions de la robotique de demain, la rédaction d’Industrie & Technologies a sélectionné ses 100 robots favoris. Autonomous, Self-Assembling Robots. Air-Powered souple robotique Gripper. Update (1/24/2014): Important note about 3D printer materials added below.

Air-Powered souple robotique Gripper

Read before you try this project! Update (11/22/2013): MUCH cheaper option added to the materials list to replace the squeeze bulbs. Thanks to the education staff at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA for pointing that out! Update (4/23/2013): smaller, cheaper "mini" gripper STL file has been added. This gripper will cost less to order from a 3D printing service and won't require as much air to inflate (easier to inflate with a single pump from a squeeze bulb). DIY Universal Robot Gripper. Building a Plan B. Plan B is a work in progress.

Building a Plan B

Expect files to change or disappear. If there are files you want to keep, I suggest downloading them. On these pages is all information available to make a Plan B yourself. I have included assembly drawings, 3D printable files, dxf files of the sheetmetal and the latest version of the firmware and software. Download links to specific parts of Plan B can be found on their respective instruction pages.

Plan B was designed to be assembled using only basic tools (screwdrivers, Allen keys, wrenches, a saw, soldering iron i.e.). I plan to open a webshop to sell these hard to come by parts since I already have a reliable source of these parts, but until then you will have to look for a local source. The instructions for Plan B have been divided into several parts. Amazon passe à l'impression 3D. Ce lundi, le groupe Amazon annonçait la commercialisation de bijoux, jouets et autres accessoires imprimés en 3D sur son site.

Amazon passe à l'impression 3D

Une nouveauté qui donne de la visibilité à un secteur à fort potentiel particulièrement à la mode. Et pourtant, la technologie a déjà plus de 25 ans ! Au-delà de son aspect gadget, ses perspectives de marché sont nombreuses et pourraient avoir des conséquences sur bien des secteurs : l'industrie automobile, l'industrie aéronautique - qui l'utilisent déjà pour réaliser des prototypes, ou encore la médecine - pour les prothèses. Si vous êtes allés chez le dentiste au cours des dix dernières années, il est d'ailleurs bien possible que vous portiez sans le savoir une couronne dentaire imprimée en 3D. Dans les années à venir, les brevets liés aux imprimantes 3D vont tomber dans le domaine public, ouvrant le champ des possibles aux entrepreneurs créatifs. Amazon fait appel à une start-up française La tendance du food printing Mais qui sont les clients de ces sociétés ?